Roundup: Taconic boys basketball team wins fifth straight; Pittsfield girls top Longmeadow on the road

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NORTH ADAMS — The Taconic boys basketball has been on fire after starting the season with a 1-4 record. The Braves have found multiple reliable scorers and their depth helped them pull out a 55-44 win over Mount Greylock (4-4) on Thursday. The win is Taconic's fifth in a row.

Greylock led by one heading into the fourth quarter. After getting sizable offensive contributors from Sam Dils (14 points) and Cole Wojtkowski (15 points), the Braves held the duo to just two points in the final frame. The Braves' strong defense sparked a 14-4 rally to close the contest. Christian Womble had seven of his 12 points in the fourth. Robert McCown led the Braves (6-4) with 18 points.

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TACONIC (55)

Womble 4-1-12, Gittens 1-5-8, Osorio 2-0-5, Percy 5-0-10, Pelkey 0-0-0, Cross 0-0-0, Sayers 0-0-0, Tayi 1-0-2, McCown 7-3-18, Sonoga 0-0-0, Stedman 0-0-0. Totals: 20-10-55

GREYLOCK (44)

Dils 3-8-14, Backiel 1-2-4, T. Foehl 1-0-3, Wojtkowski 6-0-15, B. Foehl 2-2-6, Locklear 0-0-0, Johnstadt 0-0-0, Zimmerman 0-2-2, Culver 0-0-0, Sheridan 0-0-0, Jezouit 0-0-0. Totals: 13-14-44.

Taconic      15     17     7     14          55

Greylock     14     19     7     4          44

3-point goals — 5 T (Womble 3, Gittens, McCown). MG 4 (Wojtkowski 3, T. Foehl).

Lee 51, Mount Everett 45

LEE — Mount Everett's Cavan Brady tried his best to will the Eagles (3-6, 0-2) to a comeback, but Lee held him off for a South Division win.

Lee's 14-point fourth-quarter lead shrunk to six thanks to Brady's heroics. He knocked down four 3-pointers, scoring 16 of his 26 in the final period. The Wildcats (4-5, 2-0) had the depth to answer, however, as Myles Whitney-Nason led the way with 22 points. Ben Harding added 14 points.

"We had a few too many turnovers, but we dug down and found a way to win," Lee coach Jason Bliss said.

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EVERETT (45)

Twing 0-0-0, Lupiani 0-0-0, Silk 3-2-8, Carpenter 1-0-2, Brady 10-2-26, Gulotta 1-4-7, Zucco 0-0-0, Kushi 1-0-2. Totals:

LEE (51)

Kelly 1-0-3, Loehr 0-0-0, Bartini 0-0-0, Nejaime 2-1-5, Whitney-Nason 8-3-22, Jimenez 2-0-5, Roosa 0-0-0, Harding 6-2-14, Redstone 0-0-0, Zia 1-0-2, O'Brien 0-0-0, Cloutier 0-0-0.

Everett     11     6     4     24          45

Lee     3     15     17     16          51

3-points goals —ME 5 (Brady 4, Gulotta). L 5 (Whitney-Nason3, Kelly, Jimenez)

Hoosac Valley 68, Lenox 49

CHESHIRE — Vance Eugene started strong and Izaha Stubbs finished with a flurry as Hoosac (5-2) cruised to victory over Lenox (0-8).

Eugene scored eight of his 15 points in the first quarter, helping the Hurricanes take a 12-9 lead after one quarter. Lenox hung with the Hurricanes in the second quarter, but the 'Canes out-scored the Millionaires 42-28 in the second half. Stubbs scored 15 of his team-high 18 points after halftime. Nick Nicotra led Lenox with 10 points.

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LENOX (49)

Prince 3-0-7, Nicotra 2-6-10, S. Steinman 2-6-10, Crea 0-1-1, Patella 0-0-0, Armstrong 0-0-0, Illingsworth 0-1-1, Collins 1-0-2, Paradise 3-0-7, J. Steinman 2-0-5, Farevaag 3-1-9, Fielding 0-0-0. Totals: 16-12-49.

HOOSAC (68)

Hall 1-0-2, C. Meczywor 1-0-2, Stubbs 5-7-18, Waterman 3-2-8, Krol 2-0-4, Critelli 0-0-0, Monsees 0-0-0, Eugene 7-0-15, Paree 2-0-4, Delmolino 3-0-8, J. Meczywor 0-1-1, Bush 2-0-5. Totals: 26-11-68.

Lenox     9     12     16     12          49

Hoosac     12     14     24     18          68

3-point goals — L 5 (Farevaag 2, Prince, Paradise, J. Steinman). HV 5 (Stubbs, C. Meczywor, Eugene, Delmolino 2),

Baystate Academy 57, McCann Tech 51

NORTH ADAMS — Desmond Ortiz led Baystate Academy to victory over McCann Tech (4-3).

Ortiz scored a game-high 17 points. Vazuel Washington helped Baystate close out the game, scoring nine of his 11 points in the fourth quarter.

Logan Tower led the Hornets with 16 points. Bruce Davis added 10 points.

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BAYSTATE (57)

Y. Washington 5-0-11, Ortiz 5-5-17, Brown 2-2-6, Rockin 3-0-8, Laly 0-0-0, Rankin 1-0-2, Hearty 2-0-4, Oscar 0-0-0. Totals: 21-9-59.

McCANN TECH (51)

Jordan 0-0-0, Davis 5-0-10, Tower 4-6-16, Zelazo 3-3-9, Kratz 0-0-0, Matte 0-0-0, Mitchell 3-0-6, Jamros 3-0-6, Serrano 2-0-4, Beany 0-0-0. Totals: 20-9-51.

Baystate     10     11     15     21          57

McCann     11     12     10     18          51

3-point goals — BS 3 (Ortiz 2, Washington). MT 2 (Tower).

Girls Basketball

Pittsfield 54, Longmeadow 38


LONGMEADOW — In a rematch of last year's Western Massachusetts Division II semifinal, Pittsfield (5-2) keeps bragging rights, using a big second half to defeat Longmeadow.

Kendra Castagna's defense helped ignite the Generals down the stretch. The junior pulled down key defensive rebounds and swiped clutch steals, leading to easy baskets the other way. She finished with 10 points. Bella Aitken scored a team-high 16 points. Alexis Garvey added 14 points.

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PITTSFIELD (54)

Curry 1-2-5, Castagna 5-0-10, Aitken 7-2-16, Buda 1-0-2, Garvey 5-4-14, Shaver 1-0-2, Lummus 1-3-5. 22-9-54

LONGMEADOW (38)

Riordan 2-0-5, Rothstein 2-0-4, Joseph 1-0-2, Levin 1-0-2, Taylor 3-0-6, Kofman 3-2-11, Shubrick 2-0-4, Cardaropoli 2-0-4. 16-2-38.

Pittsfield     8     16     11     19          54

Longmeadow     9     11     5     15          38

3-point goals — P 1 (Curry). L 4 (Riordan, Kofman 3).

Taconic 54, Lenox 37

PITTSFIELD — Tamia Patrick scored a game-high 22 points and Ashley Rufo added 13 as the Braves (3-4) topped the Millionaires (3-6).

Patrick scored all of her points after the first quarter. She scored 11 in the second quarter alone. Patrick also had nine rebounds.

After one, Taconic held an 11-2 edge.

Nicole Gamberoni had 13 for Lenox, and Alice Najimy added 12.

Rianna Gittens had 13 boards in the win.

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LENOX (37)

Reis 1-0-2, Patella 0-2-2, Herrick 0-0-0, Pehlert 0-0-0, Al. Najimy 5-0-12, Gamberoni 3-7-13, Paul 0-0-0, Alward 2-0-6. Totals 12-9-37.

TACONIC (54)

Lyon 0-0-0, Gittens 0-0-0, Moody 3-0-7, Rufo 5-2-13, Patrick 8-2-22, Lazits 3-0-6, Jadallah 2-0-4, Christopher 1-0-2. Totals 22-4-54.

Lenox     2     12     11     12          37

Taconic     11     15     12     16          54

3-point goals — L 4 (Najimy 2, Alward 2). T 3 (Moody, Rufo, Patrick).

Frontier 44, McCann Tech 27

SOUTH DEERFIELD — McCann Tech (4-5) could not find much offense in its loss to Frontier.

The Red Hawks held the Hornets to just 11 points in the first half. Grace Towler led the Hornets with 13 points.

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McCANN TECH (27)

Stack 0-0-0, Diesz 2-1-5, Dowling 3-2-8, Towler 4-2-13, Boucher 0-0-0, Quninones 0-0-0, Tetlow 0-0-0, Modena 0-0-0, Tatro 0-1-1, Cellena 0-0-0, Shepard 0-0-0. Totals: 9-6-27.

FRONTIER (44)

Walker 0-5-5, E. Deane 2-0-5, Speth 2-1-5, Sobieski 2-0-4, O. Deane 3-0-6, Diamond 2-1-6, Boyden 6-1-13. Totals: 17-8-44.

McCann     4     7     12     4          27

Frontier     9     12     8     15          44

3-point goals — MT 3 (Towler). F 2 (E. Deane, Diamond).

Hockey

South Hadley 8, Drury 6


HOLYOKE — Drury hung with South Hadley through two periods and actually took a 6-5 lead into the final frame, but South Hadley scored three unanswered in the final period to secure the win.

Hoby MacWhinnie had a pair of goals in the loss, while Mitchell Andrews had two assists.

Eight different South Hadley players scored in the victory.

Corey Callander stopped 26 of the 34 shots he faced for the Blue Devils (1-5).

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Drury     2     4     0          6

S. Hadley     2     3     3          8

Goals — D: Hoby MacWhinnie 2, Omar Uqdah, Josh Favre, Brennan McGowan, Kelsey Haley. SH: Doherty, Watkins, Mazza, Remillard, Ouimet, Hunter, Tucker, Brunelle.

Assists — D: Mitchell Andrews 2, Uqdah, McGowan, Ben McGlogan, Jason Delisle. SH: Mazza 2, Remillard 2, Hunter 2, Munroe 2, Watkins, Ortyl, Ouimet, Brunelle.

Saves — D: Corey Callander 26. SH: Cigal 23.


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